This Weekend in St. Petersburg: February 8-9, 2020

Unwind in style with this culture-heavy program of weekend events in St. Petersburg! Featuring: a socially aware art exhibition, a celebration of the works by Hans Zimmer, a Bob Marley festival, and some cinema suggestions.

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“In the Audience’s Interest” exhibition

Credit: Loketski
Credit: Loketski

In the Audience’s Interest is a photography exhibition by Loketski, dubbed by some as the 2019 revelation in the world of St. Petersburg street art. The artist gained popularity thanks to his art objects on topical social issues, which form a retrospective part of the display. There will also be exclusive installations created specifically for the exhibition and a collection of photos of the Parnas district inhabitants. All this will be accompanied with lectures on street art through the lens of philosophy. 

“A Symphonic Mystery – The World of Hans Zimmer” concert

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Credit: eventworld.co

What do The Lion King, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Interstellar, Gladiator, Inception, Dunkirk, and The Dark Knight trilogy have in common? Smashing scores; all of which were authored by the luminary composer Hans Zimmer, whose talent is now being celebrated in a grandiose show The World of Hans Zimmer. The international tour’s next stop is St. Petersburg, happening this Saturday, February 8; the tickets are bitingly expensive, sure, but the lineup – the composer’s most famous works specially adapted for a live symphonic orchestra – seems worth it. Performing will be a cast of first-rate international musicians, with the maestro himself stepping in as the musical director and curator of the tour.

Marley Fest

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Credit: widewalls.ch

Heaven for reggae lovers, the Marley Fest festival is organized for a whopping 13th time, marking the singer’s birthday anniversary and aiming to bring some much-needed sun to St. Petersburg dwellers. The program will feature both covers and inspired original songs by local bands. 

Cinema

Angleterre Cinema Lounge. Credit: KudaGo
Angleterre Cinema Lounge. Credit: KudaGo

Why not mark the end of the awards season with a trip to the cinema? Watch Bong Joon Ho’s genius, genre-defying Parasite (Sat 9.10pm, tickets), Greta Gerwig’s nuanced, masterpiece-status adaptation of Little Women (Sun 1.35pm, tickets), Sam Mendes’s one-take wartime heavyweight 1917 (Sun 8.20pm, tickets), the dazzling Elton John biopic Rocketman (Sat 1.30pm, tickets), or the excellent, excellent Knives Out, a Rian Johnson whodunnit starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and (no lesser top-notch) co (Sun 10.35pm, tickets). And if leaving the house is too much of a chore, there’s always Netflix and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story; a heartrending tale of a divorce told through career-best performances by Adam Driver, Laura Dern and Scarlett Johansson. 

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